Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1st: #momlife


June has always signified the start of summer to me, so it is one of my favorite months... but now, I live in Florida, and every day of the year is summer. ;)

Regardless, I am grateful for this new beginning. May was pretty hectic and kind of blah.

I didn't really do much of anything today. I hung out with Nym, waited for a cable guy who never showed up (great start to the month...), and went to work.

Work today was interesting. I have a whole new respect for parents of multiple children. Not that I didn't have respect for parents before, but today was a smack of reality for me. Today was the first time I was alone taking care of the 3 month old baby and 4 year old girl, and it was during the DREADED DINNER AND BEDTIME ROUTINE!!!! Dun dun dunnnnnn!

I mean, I was fine, really. Made dinner, did some "art" (aka drawing balloons, flowers, stars, cats, unicorns, who knew I was so talented?!), gave her a bath which took forever, combed her hair, brushed her teeth, and got her settled in bed, all while making bottles, feeding the baby, and changing his explosive diapers. All by myself!

A lot of you reading this are probably laughing at me, thinking you did this for years, welcome to adulthood. But I must say, I am quite impressed by my ability to step up to the plate and manage a baby and an energetic little girl all by myself, especially at night. Let's be honest, it's impressive enough that I am able to feed, bathe, and put myself to bed in the dark, let alone do it for an overtired child and a baby AT THE SAME TIME.

Props to you, parents. May your children someday realize what great multitaskers you are.

And then I came home at 8pm and baked chocolate chip banana bread, because apparently I am just in full-on mom mode right now. It's in the oven as we speak. If I succeed in baking this without burning it, this day will go down as the most domestic day in the history of my life. #momlife. I don't hate it.

It smells good right now. AND the timer just went off. Good timing. I will let you know how it turned out...

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